The Goa Parallel

Apart from Tamilnadu, another state in India where the Mining industry is facing elephantine issues now is Goa. On 16th of March this year, the Govt banned iron-ore mining in the state following a supreme court order cancelling 88 mining leases. The erstwhile Congress CM, Mr. Digamber Kamat was indicted by a judicial commission for allowing illegal mining. The Justice M.B Shah Commission’s report tabled in by the UPA Govt cited instances of abuse of power by Mr. Kamat. The commission estimated the loss to the exchequer at a massive Rs 35,000 crore. But now, the BJP chief minister Mr. …

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